After a few false starts, I finally caught up with Cara and Mike last night along with several of their friends. Dinner was a whole barramundi and another cocktail 🙂
After dinner we bumped into Mum and Dad shortly after they had arrived. Following drinks at Smile Bar, it was time for a foot massage. To my surprise, a guy (with an Istanbul t-shirt on) came up and spoke Turkish to the Thai massage parlour manager. I find out that the manager had lived in Antalya for 8 years so it was good to practice my Turkish with her. I will be back there for my next massage, hopefully later today.
I was again up by 6am for another long walk. This time I went a different way, past Phuket FantaSea. After buying a local sim card, I had chicken and rice along with coriander flavoured soup for breakfast at a menu-free place. Judging by the clientele, it was one frequented by local Muslims. When I first arrived, I was surprised at how many Muslims lived here. I shouldn’t have been as I knew Thailand’s south has a large Muslim population. There are many head-scarfed ladies and my taxi driver from the airport displayed Arabic calligraphy.